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James GRANGER

James GRANGER

Male 1825 - 1850  (24 years)

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  • Name James GRANGER 
    Born 1 Jun 1825  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 25 Jun 1826  Shelfanger All Saints, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 4 Feb 1850  Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    RESI 8 Feb 1850  Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Mar 1852  Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1405  The Turses
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2010 

    Father Early GRANGER,   b. 1790, Shelfanger, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Mary DOUGHERTY,   b. 1797, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1853, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1816  Lancashire, Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah (Anna M),   b. 1826, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1844  Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann GRANGER,   b. 1847, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1887, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. James F. GRANGER,   b. 1848, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1885, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jun 1825 - Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1844 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1850 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRESI - 8 Feb 1850 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Mar 1852 - Brooklyn, Kings, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    James Granger, 1850, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
    James Granger, 1850, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
    One of New York’s most notorious industrial accidents was the Hague Street Calamity of 1850, where more than sixty men and boys were killed in a boiler explosion that demolished two buildings. James Granger, was among the fatalities; one of several whose remains took two days to identify. Only twenty-five years-old at the time, he left a wife and two young children.
    Plot: Lot 5546 Sec 44

  • Notes 
    • Killed at the Hague Street explosion at the location of A. B. Taylor, Esq., a well known printing press manufacturer in Hague Street, and ST. JOHN, BURR & Co., hat body manufacturers. On site were employed about 130 men and boys. Over 50 of them lost their lives when the boiler in the building exploded, shattering windows for many blocks nearby, and causing the building to collapse. Accounts of the explosion vary, but in summary the accident occurred at half past 7, A.M., by the bursting of a boiler of two hundred horse power, in the Printing Press and Machine shop of MR. A. V. TAYLOR, No. 3, Hague Street, within a door or two of Pearl Street. As soon as the explosion took place, the whole building, which was five stories high, was actually lifted from its foundation to a height of six feet; and when it reached that elevation, it tumbled down, crushing amid the ruins a great many people. The exact number we have not yet been able to ascertain. So great was the force of the explosion that fragments of the building were scattered in every direction. Windows in the neighborhood were broken, and a large portion of the front wall of the building was thrown with tremendous force into the houses opposite. Various opinions are afloat in regard to the cause of the explosion, but the most generally received opinion is, that the boiler was imperfect. The proprietors state that it was a new boiler, and that the exceedingly cold frost during the night froze several water lines and caused it to explode when it was fired up this morning. As nearly as can be ascertained, there were a hundred or more persons at the time of the catastrophe scattered through the machine-shop and pattern factory, as well as a bindery, in which a great many men and girls were usually employed.

      Originally interred Grave 193, Lot 1899 Green-Wood Cemetery on 10 Feb 1850, and moved and interred in Lot 5546 Section 44 on 20 Mar 1852. Resided at 93 Concord, Brooklyn, NY on date of death. [3]

    RESI:
    • 93 Concord

  • Sources 
    1. [S251] All Saints Church, Shelfanger Parish.

    2. [S327] Church Record.

    3. [S104] Greenwood  Cemetery 500-25th Street Brooklyn New York, Lot 5546, Sec 44_Direct.

    4. [S43] Granger Family Genealogy, Russell Granger.